New RIM 8700c to use Intel chip

BlackBerry 8700c

Research In Motion has announced the BlackBerry 8700c, the first BlackBerry to support high-speed EDGE network technology. The 8700c will be offered exclusively on the Cingular network in the US for a number of months. The new device will be the first BlackBerry to use an Intel processor, the XScale PXA901 in this case. It will also come with 64MB of flash memory, quad-Band network support (850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS), a QVGA display, a full QWERTY keyboard and Bluetooth.

Earlier rumours that it would come with GPS look like they were wrong. And no word either on an EV-DO model (yet).

The BlackBerry 8700c will be available starting November 21. With a 2-year Cingular contract and mail-in rebate, it will cost $299.99 USD.

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